By Kevin Sweeney
Some stunning news in the Mountain West dropped tonight.
San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik is reportedly resigning for personal reasons effective immediately, according to multiple media reports. Wojcik went 32-90 in his 4 seasons at the helm of SJSU, but the program had seemed to turn the corner this past season with a 14-16 campaign, as SJSU had really struggled in its transition to the Mountain West.
It’s unclear at this time what led to his resignation. Hopefully, he isn’t having any health issues. His brother Doug Wojcik was dismissed from the head coaching position at Charleston following allegations of verbally abusing players in 2014.
Meanwhile, SJSU is left in a rough position to replace a coach this late in the offseason. The logical move would be to hire from within to try and maintain some continuity in the program. It is huge that SJSU hold onto all its players, especially Mountain West Player of the Year candidate Brandon Clarke, in wake of the change.
Finally, Dave’s son Jake Wojcik is a rising senior at Bellarmine Prep in California. He is committed to Siena as a member of the recruiting class of 2018. It is unclear if this move could effect Jake’s commitment to the Saints.
Dave Wojcik released the following statement on the University’s website regarding his departure:
“This past year has been emotionally challenging for me with the loss of my father. His passing made me evaluate what is important in life and the value of family. With the considerable needs of my widowed mother as well as my son moving to the East Coast after his high school graduation, I believe it is the appropriate time to resign my position as head men’s basketball coach at San José University,”.